Icelandic Comedy ‘Rams’ Wins Un Certain Regard at Cannes


An Icelandic comedy about two sheep-farmer brothers won the Un Certain Regard section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

“Rams” is about two estranged brothers who reconcile when their family flock is endangered. Variety critic Alissa Simon said it had “wonderfully wry, charmingly understated comic moments.” The Hollywood Reporter‘s Todd McCarthy wrote that it “morphs from gentle near-absurdist comedy to something close to tragedy,” calling it “a simply but skillfully told tale of the hardships of isolated rural life in Iceland even today.”

SPOILER: Although billed as a comedy, animal lovers should note that several of the sheep end up being killed, according to THR.

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